Up in Canada, Bell recently announced their second LTE handset, after the HTC Raider. The LG Optimus has a big screen, lots of power, and high-speed wireless data to boot. Price is expected to be around $150 on a three-year contract, though there’s no mention of specific release dates.
We got a sneak peek at the device earlier this week, but just to recap, it has a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 touchscreen, dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p video with LED flash, and a wide array of connectivity options, including HDMI, DLNA, and Wi-Fi direct support. With all of that, plus plugging into an LTE network supporting an average of 12 – 25 Mbps download speeds, this is going to be a monster of a phone.
Still, it’s not alone in Canada. Rogers just started launching an LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, though Telus still hasn’t made their LTE announcements just yet. Currently, Bell’s LTE network covers the Toronto area, including Mississauga, Hamilton, and Kitchener-Waterloo, as well as a pocket in the maritimes, spreading between Halifax and Dartmouth.
If you’re interested in picking one up, Bell has a landing page for the LTE LG Optimus, where you can enter a contest to win one in five, as well as sign up for e-mail updates.